Disaster Assistance for Texans Impacted by Severe Winter Weather

On February 19, 2021 the federal government issued a major disaster declaration for Texas due to the recent severe winter weather. The declaration provides for direct assistance for disaster survivors in 77 counties, including Collin County. The Individual Assistance (IA) authorized by the declaration is provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This assistance can include grants for temporary housing …

Business and Residential Storm Recovery and Relief for Collin County

Just like millions of households across our state, many small businesses were also impacted by the severe winter storm last week. Local businesses play a critical role in making Collin County the remarkable community it is today and I wanted to ensure business owners have information on the programs and resources that may be available. As a result of the Disaster Declaration, …

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Episode 10: Lori Satterwhite

Lori Satterwhite has found both her professional calling and the place she and her family are happy to call home. After being diagnosed with multiple autoimmune disorders as a young mother, Lori, a Texas A&M graduate, began searching for solutions and even returned to school, eventually obtaining certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and founding her holistic nutrition practice, Fueled 4 Life. …

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New Year, New Office!

This year, more than ever, most of us are eager to leave the last 12 months in the rearview mirror and throw ourselves full  steam ahead into the fresh start of a promising new year. But remember, hindsight is 2020, and as crazy as the past year has been, it is sure to hold some valuable lessons that could light …

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Support a Neighbor: Buy Local

The best gift we can give our neighbors this holiday season is our support by buying local. As we enter the gift-giving season, keeping our shopping dollars in our own community can make a substantial difference in helping to save small businesses and startups from the ravaging economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It might surprise you to know that …

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COVID-19’s Effect on Site Selection

This year has changed the way we do almost everything. We don’t yet know how long the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to demand safety protocols that were simply unheard of in our country just nine months ago. In the meantime, we are seeing a trend away from density in some areas and industries, with companies taking a fresh look at …

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Quality Time: A Love Language We Can Help You with in Fairview, Texas

A few years ago, my wife, Kimbra, and I read the book “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman, who is a counselor as well as an author. It was an exciting and rewarding read. I discovered that my love language is touch and Kimbra’s is … well, everything but touch. That explained a lot.  Anyway, I’d love to share about all …

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Episode 9: Bill Baxter

Bill Baxter is a master at finding smart, efficient and economical solutions for businesses — including his own. When Bill was ready to leave the corporate world back in 2001 to put his technology expertise to work for clients of his own, he found Fairview, Texas to be a fitting location for his small business, Baxter I.T. His thriving company’s clientele spans the DFW …